The Hunting Of The Snark
The Hunting of the Snark (An Agony in 8 Fits) is usually thought of as a nonsense poem written by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) in 1874, when he was 42 years old. It describes "with infinite humour the impossible voyage of an improbable crew to find an inconceivable creature".
The poem borrows occasionally from Carroll's short poem "Jabberwocky" in Through the Looking-Glass (especially the poem's creatures and portmanteau words), but it is a stand-alone work, first published in 1876 by Macmillan. The illustrations were by Henry Holiday.
In common with other Carroll works, the meaning of his poems has been queried and analysed in depth. One of the most comprehensive gatherings of information about the poem and its meaning is The Annotated Snark by Martin Gardner.
Read more about The Hunting Of The Snark: The Crew, Plot Summary, Recurring Theme, Structure, Intended Audience, Origins, Connections, Influences, The Bellman's Rule-of-three, Misinterpretations, The Illustrations, Impact On Literature, Other Influences, Interpretations, Media
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